A festival of the fibre arts

September 6 – 10, 2023

Workshops from September 6-10

Vendors and Demonstrations on the 9th, 10am-5pm, and 10th, 10am-4pm

Mexican Textile Silent Auction and Exhibit on September 9-10, 10am-4pm

Live Exhibit of Traditional Mexican Textiles on September 9, 6pm-9pm

This Year’s Fibrefest is Sponsored in Part By:

Joanne Beaton, Sales Representative

eXp Realty Brokerage

Stoney Flats Rug Hooking

Destination Almonte

The Hub

Paddye Mann Clothing

Handweaving by Janet Whittam

Ravelution Yarn

3 Dog Knits


Local guilds will demonstrate both in-person and virtually; spinning, knitting, weaving, rug hooking, lace making, smocking and quilting. Vendors include spinners, weavers, and fibre artists from across the province.


Workshops and Demonstrations Online and In-Person this Year


Open Saturday Sept. 9th, 10am-5pm, and Sunday Sept. 10th, 10am-4pm!

$8 Admission per Person

Admission fee is for one day only




Come out to the Friendly Town of Almonte on September 9th and 10th for the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s 28th Annual Fibrefest. Hosted at three locations; the Almonte Community Centre, Almonte Old Town Hall, and the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. Local guilds will demonstrate spinning, knitting, weaving, rug hooking, lacemaking, smocking and quilting. Vendors include finished fibre goods and other textile related supplies from across the province, as well as quilt shops and alpaca farms.

Admission to Fibrefest is $8.00 per day, which gives you access to all three sites. Advanced tickets can be purchased here.


Watch this space for workshop announcements! Tickets can be purchased here. This year several hands-on workshops, lectures, and a performance will be taking place in conjunction with Fibrefest. This is your chance to roll up your sleeves and get felting, weaving or hooking with talented fibre artists and vendors. Workshops run from Wednesday through to Sunday (September 6–10) at both the museum and the community centre, and registration fees include free admission to the festival. Advance registration is required and some workshops may need you to bring some of your own supplies, so do check out the website and sign up early to avoid disappointment!

Please visit our website and Facebook page for descriptions of workshops and how you can sign up.


Almonte Old Town Hall will be a special venue for this year’s Fibrefest! Vibrant Mexican textiles from the collection of William Hodge and Robert Wylie will be available as a silent auction, and Mexican textile art will be on display. This space will be open from 10am – 4pm on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10. The silent auction will begin at 10am on Saturday, September 9, and end at 12pm on Sunday, September 10.


In partnership with the Embassy of Mexico in Canada, a traditional Mexican textile show will be hosted at the Almonte Old Town Hall to showcase the items available for silent auction! The event will take place from 6pm – 9pm on Saturday, September 9. Tickets are $25 and include admission to all three Fibrefest sites on Saturday, September 9. Tickets can be purchased here


Get In Touch

The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s annual Fibrefest event is one of the longest running and largest of its kind in Canada. It is a fundraising event for the museum, and aims to promote Canadian fibre artisans and artists.

Consider becoming a sponsor or donor to Fibrefest. Get in touch using the form below, or contact Michael Rikley-Lancaster: [email protected] or 613-256-3754

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
3 Rosamond Street East, Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0
Almonte & District Community Centre
182 Bridge St, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0
Almonte Old Town Hall
14 Bridge St, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0